The Wyoming Gas Injection Initiative RFP application period begins Thursday, June 15, 2023 and closes at 11:59 PM MST, September 29, 2023
The Wyoming Gas Injection Initiative (WGII) has been approved to receive $22 MM of matching funds from the State of Wyoming (State) to implement, in close collaboration with Oil and Gas Operators (Operator/s), multiple Field Pilot Projects in the State of Wyoming. The initiative involves field pilot testing of advanced enhanced oil recovery technologies such as foam-assisted gas injection using recovered hydrocarbon gases, carbon dioxide, or other gases for revitalization of oil fields and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions by operations in the State. It also includes laboratory-scale de-risking of the recovery schemes (both research and technical services using site-specific rock and fluid samples at relevant field implementation conditions) at the world-leading Center of Innovation for Flow through Porous Media (COIFPM) of the University of Wyoming (University), in close collaboration with the Dow Chemical Company.
The Initiative will fund projects over a 3-to-5-year period and its goal is to support developments with significant potential to enhance well productivity and recovery from existing fields/wells in the State that are in significant decline. Both field pilot testing and laboratory-scale studies will receive funding to advance implementation. Specifically, the WGII shall distribute the State matching funds ($22 MM) through the University to (i) Operators whose field pilot projects are selected and (ii) COIFPM to perform the necessary laboratory testing in support of the selected field pilot projects.
Wyoming Gas Injection Initiative timeline:
- RFP opens on Thursday, June 15, 2023
- RFP closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time on Friday, September 29, 2023
- The selected applicant(s) will be notified by Thursday, November 30, 2023
Interested companies will find information including the downloadable files and forms needed to apply at https://www.uwyo.edu/research/coifpm/index.html
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